Is Southwick, Hampshire a nice place to live?

Is Southwick a nice place to live or is Southwick rough? Forget local estate agents sales speil and local councillors who say that Southwick is on the up an up, it's time for a bit of reality. Cold hard statistics culled from the Police, the Indices of Deprivation and the latest census. Is Southwick truly a nice place to live, or are Fareham, Portchester and Waterlooville a lot better? Time to find out.

What are the crime levels like in Southwick?

Using the latest Police street crime figures (typically from 3 months ago) we have compiled a table of the most voilent Policing areas in and around Southwick. Naturally the more urban and more central areas will have a higher rate of crime, but often you can be surprised when that is not the case and that is the area you want to move to.
Policing Area Voilent Crimes
Paulsgrove 76
Anmore 49
Portchester 21
Mead End 18
Southwick 2
Hoe Gate 2
Anthill Common 2
Forest Gate 2
Furzeley Corner 2
Boarhunt 0

The English Indices of Deprivation also has crime statistics for Southwick. These statistics are published by the government every 2-3 years. They are a measure of how likely you are to be a victim of personal or material crime in an area, such as muggings or burglary. We've taken the rank average for wards in and around Southwick and compared them. The table below shows ten wards in this area, from the best to the worst.

You least likely to be a victim of crime in the Portchester West ward.

Ward Average rank in England
Portchester West (Best) 26645/32845
Denmead 22531/32845
Waterloo 20466/32845
Portchester East 20304/32845
Purbrook 19637/32845
Fareham East 15985/32845
Stakes 13817/32845
Cosham 12522/32845
Hart Plain 12271/32845
Paulsgrove (Worst) 8016/32845
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Your Health in Southwick

If you are thinking of moving to Southwick, you want to know if the place is likely to put you on a downward spiral of ill health. We've taken the healh question from the latest census to find out and how Southwick compares to its neighbouring local authorities. People were asked to rate their current health from very bad to very good;

Town Very Bad Bad
Portsmouth 1.15% 3.9%
Fareham 0.9% 3.13%
Winchester (Southwick) 0.74% 2.69%
Gosport 0.99% 3.89%

The English Indices of Deprivation also has health statistics for Southwick. They measures the risk of premature death and the impairment of quality of life through poor physical or mental health, lovely! We've collated an average rank for all the Lower Super Output Areas (LSOA) in each ward in and around Southwick. The table below shows ten wards in this area, from the best to the worst;

Ward Average rank in England
Portchester West (Best) 28451/32845
Denmead 27647/32845
Fareham East 25833/32845
Portchester East 24741/32845
Waterloo 20754/32845
Purbrook 19603/32845
Hart Plain 18804/32845
Cosham 13486/32845
Stakes 11569/32845
Paulsgrove (Worst) 9437/32845
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Deprivation in Southwick

Using the English Indices of Deprivation statistics, we've collated the average Index of Multiple Deprivation rank of all the LSOAs in the wards in and around Southwick. In layman's terms, this is how rough the ward is based on mutiple measures of deprivation including; employment, income, health, crime, housing and outside space.

Ward Average rank in England
Portchester West (Best) 27014/32845
Denmead 24656/32845
Portchester East 24039/32845
Waterloo 23072/32845
Fareham East 22853/32845
Purbrook 22206/32845
Hart Plain 17902/32845
Stakes 13255/32845
Cosham 13102/32845
Paulsgrove (Worst) 6062/32845

Average rent in Southwick

Every six months the Office for National statitics publishes a snapshot of rental costs. These statistics for Southwick are dated September 2021. They are split into three figures, the lower quartile, mean and upper quartile. If you recieve housing benefit or the housing benefit section of Universal Credit, the lower quartile is at the top limit of what would be affordable. The mean is the average you'd expect to pay for a rental property and the upper quartile is the average rental cost of the most expensive 25% of properties in Southwick.

Weekly Gross Pay and Hourly Pay in Southwick

If you are thinking of moving to Southwick, you'll want to know how much you can earn in a job in the town. The government publish regular statistics on gross weekly pay and pay per hour.